Treatment and Interventions

A structured approach to positive behavioral change

Intervention occurs when a counselor initiates a structured and compassionate confrontation with an individual struggling with a behavioral or substance use issue. It involves deliberate actions taken by counselors to bring about positive change in a client's thoughts, behaviors, or circumstances. Interventions can take many forms and are tailored to the specific goals and needs of the situation or individual involved.

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Crisis Intervention Ethics Casebook

Rick A. Myer, Julia L. Whisenhunt and Richard K. James

The fast-paced, unpredictable, and high-risk nature of crisis intervention creates critical ethical dilemmas that can result in personal harm and professional liability if not handled appropriately. Applying a traditional model of ethical decision-making is often impractical when time is limited and decisions must be made quickly. This counseling tool kit offers a new operational approach for integrating ethical decision-making in crisis intervention.

Following detailed discussions of crisis intervention within the framework of relational-cultural theory, a triage assessment system, and an original ethical decision-making protocol, nine diverse case studies in hospital, telebehavioral health, school, clinical, and public settings are presented. Students and practitioners will build a repertoire of ethical decision-making skills to de-escalate crisis incidents and provide an appropriate level of support to individuals experiencing crisis.

Tags: Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment, Ethics, Legal, Healthcare Regulation & Compliance, Treatment & Intervention

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